The table below looks at the statistics for VB.NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB.NET over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET)
Rank 181 128 158
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +30
Contract jobs citing VB.NET 76 113 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 1.33% 0.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.32% 3.88% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 41
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.25 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.85% +147.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £32.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +73.33%
VB.NET
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3282 2912 2702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.10% 34.16% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1583 1384
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 181
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

VB.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB.NET Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VB.NET
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region.

VB.NET Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VB.NET
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

VB.NET Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VB.NET
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB.NET across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

VB.NET Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

VB.NET
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB.NET within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey 0 24 £350 -6.66% 8
Hampshire -35 14 £350 +12.00% 19
Berkshire -22 11 £375 +33.92% 16
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £338 +5.46% 3
East Sussex +1 8 £330 - 2
Oxfordshire -26 3 £375 +31.57% 6
Middlesex - 3 £275 -
Kent -13 1 - - 5
West Sussex - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
VB.NET
England

VB.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET.

1 175 (100.00%) .NET
2 117 (66.86%) C#
3 100 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 92 (52.57%) SQL Server
4 92 (52.57%) SQL
5 68 (38.86%) MVC
6 62 (35.43%) JavaScript
6 62 (35.43%) WCF
7 59 (33.71%) HTML
8 58 (33.14%) XML
9 54 (30.86%) Visual Studio
9 54 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
10 47 (26.86%) Microsoft
11 41 (23.43%) Scrum
12 37 (21.14%) Windows
13 35 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 33 (18.86%) jQuery
14 33 (18.86%) CRM
14 33 (18.86%) CSS
15 28 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
16 26 (14.86%) Oracle
17 25 (14.29%) SharePoint
18 24 (13.71%) Web Services
18 24 (13.71%) .NET Framework
18 24 (13.71%) WPF
19 23 (13.14%) ASP.NET MVC
20 22 (12.57%) Degree
21 21 (12.00%) Unit Testing
22 20 (11.43%) Finance
22 20 (11.43%) Project Management

VB.NET
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing VB.NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.14%) IIS
3 8 (4.57%) CMS
4 7 (4.00%) ArcGIS
5 6 (3.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.71%) Documentum
7 2 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.14%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.14%) Sitefinity
7 2 (1.14%) Kentico
8 1 (0.57%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.57%) Node.js
8 1 (0.57%) Confluence
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) DNN
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.00%) MS Office
2 10 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.00%) ArcInfo
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (16.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (5.14%) SmartPlant
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.57%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.57%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) FTP
2 1 (0.57%) Firewall
2 1 (0.57%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (52.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.86%) Oracle Database
3 18 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (8.57%) MS Access
6 14 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
8 9 (5.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.86%) DTS
10 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.57%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.57%) QlikView
12 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.57%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 54 (30.86%) Visual Studio
2 35 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.43%) JIRA
4 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.14%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.14%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) Subversion
6 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (11.43%) Finance
2 10 (5.71%) Marketing
3 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 3 (1.71%) Banking
4 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.71%) Military
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 121 (69.14%) Developer
2 71 (40.57%) .NET Developer
3 44 (25.14%) VB.NET Developer
4 19 (10.86%) Programmer
5 17 (9.71%) Web Developer
6 9 (5.14%) Agile .NET Developer
6 9 (5.14%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.57%) Software Developer
7 8 (4.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (4.00%) GIS Technician
8 7 (4.00%) Consultant
8 7 (4.00%) Applications Developer
8 7 (4.00%) Support Technician
9 6 (3.43%) Technical Support
9 6 (3.43%) Analyst
9 6 (3.43%) VB Developer
9 6 (3.43%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.43%) CRM Developer
9 6 (3.43%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (100.00%) .NET
2 100 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 62 (35.43%) WCF
4 59 (33.71%) HTML
5 58 (33.14%) XML
6 33 (18.86%) jQuery
6 33 (18.86%) CSS
7 24 (13.71%) Web Services
7 24 (13.71%) .NET Framework
7 24 (13.71%) WPF
8 23 (13.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (10.86%) HTML5
10 18 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 18 (10.29%) XSLT
11 17 (9.71%) Ajax
11 17 (9.71%) WF
12 16 (9.14%) WinForms
13 12 (6.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 11 (6.29%) JSON
14 11 (6.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.71%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.00%) GIS
5 4 (2.29%) Open Source
5 4 (2.29%) Life Science
6 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.14%) SCADA
8 1 (0.57%) EPoS
8 1 (0.57%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.14%) Windows
2 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.14%) UNIX
3 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.57%) Android
4 1 (0.57%) Solaris
4 1 (0.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (38.86%) MVC
2 54 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (23.43%) Scrum
4 33 (18.86%) CRM
5 21 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 20 (11.43%) Project Management
7 18 (10.29%) Workflow
8 15 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 15 (8.57%) Migration
8 15 (8.57%) TDD
9 14 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (6.29%) OO
12 10 (5.71%) Kanban
12 10 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (5.14%) OOP
14 8 (4.57%) Data Migration
15 7 (4.00%) Web Development
15 7 (4.00%) Data Management
15 7 (4.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (66.86%) C#
2 92 (52.57%) SQL
3 62 (35.43%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.86%) T-SQL
5 13 (7.43%) VBScript
5 13 (7.43%) VB
6 12 (6.86%) VB6
7 11 (6.29%) Java
8 9 (5.14%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.14%) XAML
9 8 (4.57%) VBA
10 6 (3.43%) PHP
11 3 (1.71%) C
12 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (12.57%) Degree
2 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.86%) MCTS
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.86%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (26.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.86%) Oracle
3 7 (4.00%) Intergraph
4 6 (3.43%) Telerik
5 5 (2.86%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.71%) SAP
6 3 (1.71%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) Endeca
7 1 (0.57%) Google
7 1 (0.57%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.57%) Cerner
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